If you enjoy the humor and 'personality' of the Neopolitan people this is a must read! It is hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud too many times to remember. Luciano De Crescenzo is, at times, caustic and sarcastic, and at other times heartwarming in his telling of tales. For a 'philosophical' book, he has created magnificent characters who are easy to love and even ridicule, but a dry, biting humor permeates the book.
I have read it four or five times now and whenever I find myself needing a 'fix' of Neopolitan humor I pick it up and read it again.